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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may look at re-opening its borders to revive its economy if the current downward trend of active COVID-19 cases in the community continues to decline. There were only 234 active COVID-19 cases recorded as of 14 June.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
Travellers will no longer need a COVID-19 pre-departure test for all arrivals to New Zealand, starting at 11:59pm from Monday 20 June.
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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kaumavae Fakaanga (35) was sentenced to seven-years imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm, when he injured a man with a machete at Tokomololo in 2021. As a result of his injuries, the complainant's left hand was amputated.
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Sunday 19 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku leads Tonga’s delegation to two international meetings over the next two-weeks, firstly heading to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda from June 20-25.
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Friday 17 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two green enterprises will be growing their businesses with USD5,000 in seed grants won in the Mafoa 'a e Ata-Youth Innovation Challenge, run by the Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Inc.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Tourism, Mr. Ahmed Aqeel AlKhateeb visited Tonga for a few hours on 15 June and met with Prime Hon. Hu’akavameiliku and Cabinet minister in Nuku'alofa. The two countries formally established diplomatic relations on 14 December, 2020.
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Thursday 16 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In country scholarships for Tongan students studying at the University of the South Pacific Tonga Campus, are being supported by a financial contribution of AUD450,000 committed by the Australian Government.
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Wednesday 15 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament passed the 2022-2023 annual budget yesterday June 14. Totalling $764.7 million Pa'anga, it is the Kingdom’s largest ever annual budget.
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Wednesday 15 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-man Mate Ma'a Tonga team has been announced for their upcoming international against the Kiwis next week in Auckland.
Tuesday 14 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remote island of Niuafo'ou has received 168 water tanks that were shipped on the MV Taka ‘i Pomana and the Ports Authority barge on June 11. The NZD$565,000 MFAT and Tindall Foundation funded project aims to ensure the community has access to safe drinking water.
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Tuesday 14 June 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan community leaders in Auckland are organising a Talanoa this Friday to make a public call for peace in relation to the recent spate of gang violence including shootings that have occurred in the city over the last three weeks. It comes ahead of next week's rugby league international between Mate Ma'a Tonga and the Kiwis, with concerns that rival gang members may rub shoulders during Mate Ma'a Tonga festivities. “We must draw the line so our youth know where we stand," said Rev. Ikilifi Pope.
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Tuesday 14 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Giving blood could save someone's life, says Tonga Red Cross, encouraging Tongans to come forward to support the replenishment of the blood bank at Vaiola Hospital this week.
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Monday 13 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Netball Team will go into the Oceania World Cup Qualifiers next month in Fiji, with a new name that has been bestowed by Queen Nanasipau’u.
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Monday 13 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala with their children are expected to return to Tonga on this week's repatriation flight from Australia. The prince has completed his post-graduate studies in Canberra. They were received by Australia's Governor-General Hon. David Hurley and Mrs Hurley at Government House in Canberra at the weekend.
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Saturday 11 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The receipt of relief funds from the government’s development partners to support Tonga’s recovery from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami has boosted Tonga’s foreign reserves. The official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank of Tongavin April 2022, had increased considerably by $22.6 million to (from March) to $884.0 million, and by over $204 million since April last year.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Cabinet Minister, Hon. Viliami Manuopangai Hingano, passed away yesterday, 10 June 2022, at the Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of 30 farm tractors from China’s Dongguan City, Guangdong Province was handed over to the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku this afternoon, 10 June.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prolific drug offender Sosefo Langi Moala (53) got one year suspended from his eight years imprisonment sentence for substantial drug related offences by the Appeal Court. In 2019, he was busted with 41.82 grams of cocaine.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hotili Saafi (27) was sentenced to 20-months imprisonment for serious housebreaking and theft of goods valued at $4,860 pa’anga, at a home he broke into numerous times in Fua'amotu. He entered the home through the ceiling causing major damage.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are leading a ‘Paletu’a Project’ to build a new neighbourhood near Matatoa for the resettlement of hundreds of Kanokupolu people whose homes were destroyed by the Hunga tsunamis in January. Newly released plans estimate the development will about $24 million pa'anga, to be raised from various sources, including donor funding. While Mango islanders' will be resettled to Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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